Going purely by total number of investments as well as $-value of investments, Sequoia Capital India tops the VC list.

In total, Sequoia has made 53 investments in India, followed by Ventureast and then Intel Capital.

As far as total $-value of investments is concerned, Sequoia again leads the race ($504mn so far, followed by Intel Capital ($131) and NVP ($156.6) (Source: Outlook Business).

Investor 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total
Sequoia Capital India 7 12 13 18 3 53
Ventureast 5 11 4 9 3 32
Intel Capital 3 7 4 8 1 23
Helion Venture Partners 0 4 8 8 2 22
DFJ India 0 3 3 9 2 17
Nexus India Capital 0 1 4 9 2 16
NEA IndoUS Ventures 0 0 5 9 0 14
IDG India Ventures 0 0 6 5 0 11
Kleiner Perkins 1 3 0 6 0 10
Norwest Venture Partners 1 3 1 2 3 10
Canaan Partners 0 1 4 4 1 10
Inventus Capital Partners - - - - 3 3


Few days back, Red Herring conducted a survey based on several parameters (exits/returns/liquidity) and Nexus India Capital was voted the top VC firm in India.

Disclaimer- To a startup, ‘Top VC/Best VC’ surely doesn’t mean much. This article is reflection of investments made by VC firms in India.

[Hat tip: Subbu.]